Here’s someone who really puts his money where his mouth is. Joseph N. Sanberg is a public and private-sector entrepreneur and investor, harnessing the power of innovation to improve the quality of life for all. Combining his passion to open the doors of opportunity to everyone with his expertise in the financial sector, Sanberg co-founded Aspiration, the fastest growing mass-market financial services company in the United States, bringing investment and savings products to the middle class, powered entirely by the customers’ choice.
Sanberg is also a founding investor in Blue Apron, the largest fresh meal-kit delivery company in the United States, providing reasonably-priced ready-to-prepare meals, and a founding investor and board member of Bright Funds, a digital platform that companies use to administer their employee charitable giving programs. Sanberg is also a co-founder of the Economic Innovation Group, a member of the board of advisors of the University of California, Riverside School of Public Policy, and has served as chair of the board of the Jefferson Awards Foundation. He also recently founded Golden State Opportunity Foundation – a platform to support meaningful efforts to improve the lives of lower and middle income Californians through a program of research, analysis, public information and education.
Sanberg began his career as an analyst at Blackstone’s private equity group. He joined Tiger Global Management in 2004, becoming a managing director during a period of strong performance for the firm, and he left in 2009 to pursue his current activities.
A native of Southern California, Sanberg attended Servite High School in Anaheim where he has created an International Leadership Program that supports students learning Mandarin and visiting China. Sanberg graduated from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude.
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